Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (411)

Michael McGrath


411. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health the amount paid out by the State Claims Agency in respect of medical negligence claims for the first nine months of 2019; and the amount the agency has paid out in legal costs in respect of the pay-outs. [44815/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive.

I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that the information in the report provided at the following link has been extracted from the National Incident Management System. The report shows the total amount paid on all Clinical Care cases from 01/01/2019 to 30/09/2019 and a breakdown setting out the amounts paid in respect of Damages, Expert Costs, Plaintiff Legal Costs, and Agency Legal Costs.

Report - Medical Negligence